Pet Expo 2017

For a decade now the Fredericton SPCA has been hosting this event to bring together animal lovers from near and far. The exhibition center is chalked full of vendors, businesses and attendees – both human and animal. All who are present have one thing in common – they care about the health and happiness of…

Fear and Trembling in Fredericton

Every Time I Die played their first show in Fredericton back in October at the Capital Complex. The Buffalo, New York metal-core outfit consisting of Keith Buckley, Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams has been together for for close to 20 years now along with recent members Stephen Micciche and Clayton Holyoak, so it’s impressive and…

​Buying a craft as a Christmas gift

If you still think what will you buy for Chrismas gift,craft is an excellent choice as a Chrismas gift. The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design craft sale took place in Fredericton on last week. The craft sale was a local favorite for holiday gift shopping. Second-year Fine craft students offered their handmade creations. they were…

Karate Kate Fights her Way to the Top: Road to the Olympics

1st December 2017 – When Kate Campbell was five years old, her parents Kendra and Ralph enrolled both her and her brother Alex in karate. Their aim was to teach their children about discipline and self-defense. They got much more than they expected when their daughter took to the sport and became what every athlete…

My journey to a healthier lifestyle

It all started the day I went for what I thought would be a routine doctor’s appointment. The months that came afterwards said otherwise. The months that followed were filled with tests, worries and a change in life-style. My doctor took my blood pressure and was concerned because it was high. My first though was…

Annual Christmas market hits Fredericton

It’s that time of year again. When the air begins to get chilly, bright lights line handrails, Christmas trees pop up in living rooms, and the Christmas market arrives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Annual ‘Christmas at the Market’ took place in Fredericton on November 16th and 17th. The Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market was transformed…

Being Funny: Unfunny Thoughts From Comedians

Ever wanted to get up on stage and perform stand-up comedy? What does it take to be a comedian? Not a lot. Stand-up comedy is about making people laugh, it doesn’t matter how you do it. Comedians each have their own niche, some do traditional comedy by standing on stage and telling jokes, some use…

Brookside Mall hosts annual Christmas craft show

Jams and jellies, bath bombs, mittens and hats, jewellery and Christmas decorations and more could be seen everywhere you looked in the Brookside Mall on November 26, 2017. No matter what you were looking for, it could be found- not in the stores… but in the halls. Every year, this Fredericton North Side shopping mall…

How to wish people well during the holidays

It’s that time of year again when colourful lights can be found in every store, wreaths are hung on every door, and the snow is just beginning to fall. This also means that the holiday season is upon us, coming with it the controversy of saying ‘Merry Christmas’ versus ‘Happy holidays,’ or other forms of…

A Big Bike With Big Hopes

The big bike is an annual event to help prevent heart disease. The Heart and Stroke Foundation are on a mission to warn Canadians about possible health threats and to give tips on how to be healthy. Their plan is to use bright spirits, team work, and a big red bike to help spread the…

Bollywood Show in Fredericton

          When you think of Bollywood you think of movies made in India. At the Fredericton Playhouse, Bollywood is the theme of a performance with classical Indian songs as well as the latest Bollywood hits. The Navdhara India Dance Theatre performing connects the physical methodologies of western dance with the spiritual…

A Stand-Up Career

Turn on your TV and flip it over to the comedy channel. You see someone performing stand-up comedy, you end up laughing at a joke and stick with the show for a little bit. Stand-up comedy is the art of making someone laugh, comedy comes in all forms, it can be generic stand-up, poetry, or…

Christmas decoration controversy

A debate that returns every year, is decorating for Christmas before Remembrance Day disrespectful, or does our freedom allow us to decorate whenever we want? November 11th marks Remembrance Day in Canada every year. A day that pays respects to soldiers and veterans who are fighting and have fought for our freedoms. Some think decorating…

New Pavilion: By Community for Community

  The Beaverbrook Art Gallery was donated to the people of New Brunswick by Lord Beaverbrook and opened to the public on September 16, 1959. Originally, the art was donated by local artists. On October 15th, 2017, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery welcomed a crowd of people to celebrate the grand opening of their new pavilion. The new structure had…

Physical vs. digital: Are physical books going out of style?

Reading has been the favourite pastime of many ever since the printed word became available to the public in the form of books. Debates have always been evident for many readers, whether it’s hard cover versus paperback or physical copies versus digital copies. Only recently has electronic readers began to take the place of physical…

Puppy slideshow

This is my slideshow on dogs and puppies found at sporting events.

How to live healthy in today’s day an age

In this day and age, eating healthy and going to the gym on a daily basis is hard for most people. If they’re at the office all day the last thing they want to do when they get home is go spend an hour at the gym. Eating healthy can become costly and for those…

The way of New Brunswick best help fight the global problem.

Climate change is a serious problem around the world. From extreme hurricanes to record-breaking wildfire, climate change is advancing at a quicker and quicker pace. The story is the local solution to a global problem which took place at Charlotte Street Art Centre on October 18th, The Green Party hosted this event. The event had two…

Connections in a Long Distance World

We hear a lot about long distance romantic relationships – especially now during the age of technology. What about the struggles of long distance friendships? I spoke with two people who found each other during times of great struggle. For many years they supported each other via social media. This week they were able to meet…